Substance Abuse Teacher Resources

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Drugs, Risks and the Nervous System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of...
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The Truth About Drugs

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers hear many messages about drugs from advertisements, their peers, their teachers, and their parents. But who is lying? What is the truth? A thorough, thoughtful unit takes a purposeful look at drug education, drug culture, and...
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Substance Abuse Prevention

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students evaluate the impact of substance use and abuse in society and the workplace. They identify support services in the workplace which deal with substance abuse. They create an "ideal" policy statement governing substance abuse in a w
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The I-STOP law was designed to regulate the distribution and tracking of prescription drugs. After reading an article about its signing and implementation, middle and high schoolers work together to come up with their own ideas for an...
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Lessons from the Street: An Introduction to Drug Education

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Looking for an introductory lesson on substance abuse? This lesson contains some very good information and an activity that will engage your learners. Anything that has a hands-on component usually grabs their attention. Have them...
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Substance Abuse Prevention at Hollywood High

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs using cd-roms, Internet websites, and media center materials. In small groups they write a script and create a computer animated movie using the "Hollywood High" computer software.
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Drug Education Year 6

For Students 6th
If you teach children the facts about substance abuse, you can have a positive impact on their behavior. Packed with information, activities, and advice, an extensive drug education packet is well worth an extended look.
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My Generation Rx: Minute Activities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Want to discuss the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teenagers, but running out of class time? A series of short, straightforward activities address topics such as sharing prescription drugs, coping mechanisms for stress, and...
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Mental Health Lesson Plans

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the stigma of mental illness is often worse than the actual disorder. With the lesson plans, pupils discover the myths and stereotypes associated with mental health disorders....
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Personal Development (Substance Abuse Prevention)

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders demonstrate an ability to access support in the home, school, and community to deal with substance abuse problems. They also evaluate responses to pressure regarding substance use and abuse.
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My Generation Rx: Plot Twists

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can prescription drugs be dangerous if they were prescribed by a doctor? Is it okay to share your prescription drugs with friends if they really need them? Clear up any common misconceptions about prescription drugs with a set of...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Myth or Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are opioids the most abused drug after marijuana? How hard is it for young people to obtain painkillers without a prescription? Middle and high schoolers explore the growing epidemic of opioid addiction with a lesson that prompts them to...
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The House That Drugs Built

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the long and short term effects of substance abuse on the individual, family, and society. The instructional activity includes numerous instructional and learning strategies such as role-playing, discussion, research,...
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Substance Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe the effects of drugs on the human body, both short-and long-term consequences. They create personal approaches to substance abuse control and prevention. Students demonstrate effective practices in working within...
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What Are the Effects of Opioid Addiction on Young People?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are schools doing enough to address the opioid crisis in America? One school, Hope Academy in Indianapolis, focuses its entire curriculum on recovery from substance abuse. A nine-minute video from PBS documents the school's efforts to...
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Dangers of drugs, lying

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students read articles and write an essay about three college students who wanted to see what it felt like to get high. Students discuss legal and ethical questions of illegal drug use, and stealing medication from someone else. Students...
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Health Literacy and Drug Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students brainstorm about the different health issues facing teens today. In this health science lesson, students discuss the danger associated with drug abuse. They recommend ways to stay healthy.
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Stress and Drug Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars identify the different causes of stress. For this health science lesson plan, students find the connection between stress and drug abuse. They discuss about the different kinds of stress they experience everyday.
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Drug Abuse in Social Settings: A Serious Task for Teens

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss why drug abuse risk is higher in social settings. In this health science lesson, students interpret real life statistics on teen drug use. They describe refusal and prevention strategies.
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Prescription Drug Abuse: Teens in Danger

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the most abused prescription drugs. In this drug awareness instructional activity, students discuss the harmful effects of taking drugs prescribed to someone else. They take a quiz before and after the instructional...
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Real Questions, Real Answers About Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students brainstorm about questions they have about drugs. For this health science lesson, students research about frequently asked questions on drugs and addiction. They explain why it is important to get accurate information.
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Treating Substance Abuse Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars conduct an open discussion on the legal, social, and health consequences associated with substance abuse. Working in pairs, students discuss the effects of substance abuse and brainstorm possible solutions. ...
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Alcohol: Why Drink When You Can…

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Prepare your learners to make good decisions about drinking by providing them with the real facts about alcohol and substance abuse. This resource includes several worksheets explaining how alcohol affects the brain, as well as a general...
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Tobacco Free Teens

For Students 4th - 10th
Clear the smoke about cigarette use with an engaging application. Comic strip animation and games teach learners why they should never try smoking in the first place, and how to quit this lethal habit if they have already been lured in.